Category: Regulations

FRZ Permission Survey

Have you requested permission to fly in a flight restriction zone?  How did it go? ARPAS are running a survey so that they can build a league table and highlight any problem airfields. Add to the data here: ARPAS FRZ Permission Survey

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CALL TO ACTION UPDATE - MEETING WITH THE CAA **PLEASE READ AND SHARE**

Representatives of the UK Model Flying Associations met with the CAA yesterday afternoon (29th May 2019). The meeting was constructive, but without any real breakthrough to report at this stage. The CAA were only able to discuss potential options within the restrictive policy framework dictated by the DfT.  One such option is the possibility of […]

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Call to action! Please write to your MP, the Minister for Aviation and the Chief Executive of the CAA.

It is time to call on our members to take action about registration by letting your MP, the minister for aviation and the chief executive of the CAA know what you think (politely!). The DfT and CAA have let us down and broken every part of the regulator’s code. And despite public promises to work […]

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Government consultation on the £16.50 cost of registration. Be sure to reply!

All drone operators will be forced to register with the Government by November 2019. The Government has just opened a consultation on the £16.50 per annum proposed price. We think this is absolutely outrageous (it’s almost as much as the FPV UK membership fee, and you get absolutely nothing to show for it!). Please be […]

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Simon Dale (Chief Exec) on BBC Radio Sussex this morning talking about drone defences

Simon Dale (FPV UK chief executive) on BBC Radio Sussex this morning:

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Simon Dale (Chief Exec) on BBC Radio Surrey this morning talking about drone defences

Simon Dale (FPV UK Chief Executive) was interviewed this morning by BBC Radio Surrey on the subject of airport drone defences. You can listen here:

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New exemptions and permissions issued

The Air Navigation Order 2016 (ANO) 2019 amendments announced previously are now in force. A summary of these changes can be found in CAP 1763. The following General Exemptions have been issued, which reflect these changes. ORS4- 1294: Small Unmanned Aircraft – First Person View (FPV) Flying ORS4- 1295: Small Unmanned Aircraft with a Mass Greater […]

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Simon Dale (Chief Exec) on BBC Radio Sussex this morning talking about the new Flight Restriction Zones which come into force today.

Simon Dale (Chief Exec) on BBC Radio Sussex this morning talking about the new Flight Restriction Zones which come into force today.

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EASA approves unified set of drone rules for all EU countries

Final Implementing Regulation is expected to be published in early summer 2019

On 28 February 2019 the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Committee gave its positive vote to the European Commission’s proposal for a unified set of rules in all EU countries regulating the operations of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The Commission’s proposal is to extend the scope of the European Aviation Safety rules to all drones regardless […]

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CAA reissues first-person view (FPV) exemption

Updated exemption includes new flight restriction zones, applicable from 13th March 2019

The CAA General Exemption which permits FPV activity has been amended in order to accommodate the changes to the Air Navigation Order 2016 (see CAP 1763) which come into force on Wednesday 13 March 2019. Details of the new General Exemption, which also takes effect on the same day, can be found here ORS4 No1294

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